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Associate Director, Diagnostic Medical Science Liaison

March 28, 2024
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At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Job Summary

The Diagnostic Medical Science Liaison (DxMSL) role is a position specifically designed to meet the needs of imaging physicians and other AD healthcare professionals by supporting the appropriate use of Lilly’s positron emission tomography (PET) diagnostic imaging tracers, providing image interpretation training (reader training), disease state education, and responding to requests for medical/scientific information including image interpretation, disease state, advanced interpretation techniques, non-imaging diagnostics for Alzheimer’s Disease, and other related fields.  DxMSLs also recognize and communicate feedback and insights of strategic importance from their interactions with physicians and other AD healthcare professionals to better inform Lilly’s strategic direction.


Maintain and effectively communicate scientific knowledge

  • Successful DxMSLs engage in continuous learning to maintain the highest level of medical/clinical expertise within the AD diagnostic ecosystem.
  • This enables the DxMSLs to address scientific questions and establish themselves as a reliable, trusted resource of unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date medical and scientific knowledge requested by their customers.

Excel at customer engagement and support medical/scientific information needs

  • DxMSLs spend most of their time field-based and customer-facing, engaging in mutually beneficial dialogue with physicians and AD HCPs.
  • DxMSLs serve as one of the primary interfaces between Lilly medical and customers to deliver best-in-class experiences.
  • Core to the role is the ability to address customer questions, create medically approved content to meet the educational needs of the customer, and provided education and training on the interpretation methodology of currently available Lilly PET imaging tracers, and provide advanced disease state and product information.
  •  Additionally, DxMSLs connect community-based physicians with other Lilly resources or internal business partners as appropriate and identify possible collaborative opportunities for external collaboration.

Demonstrate strategic vision and leadership

  • DxMSLs gather medical diagnostic insights to refine the AD diagnostic strategy and continue to close the gap on unmet educational needs for AD HCPs.
  •  They actively contribute to medical planning and strategy and cultivate internal networks while collaborating effectively across functions.

Execute exceptional territory coverage

  • DxMSLs act as the primary diagnostic resource to imaging and AD HCPs to establish, foster, cultivate and maintain peer relationships.
  • DxMSLs are expected to execute tactical territory planning and prioritization to maximize efficiency in the field.


  • An advanced degree in health sciences (PharmD, PA, NP, or PhD in a medically related field) is required with at least 3-4 years of relevant clinical, diagnostic, or therapeutic area experience desired.
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • Learning agility to comprehend and effectively communicate large amounts of complex scientific content in a clear and concise fashion.
  • Advanced presentation and computer skills with expertise in literature identification.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-directed and able to work alone in the field effectively managing multiple priorities and projects.
  • Familiarity with health systems, academic communities, medical research, and medical education process highly valued.
  • Familiarity with radiopharmaceutical/radiology industry including distribution channels and nuclear medicine imaging.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills, including high emotional intelligence and the ability to engage in professional relationship building and networking.
  • Bilingual preferred but not required.
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